Kevin Mills Racing’s Jarrod Waberski was a late addition to the 2022 GB4 grid, after confirming his place with the team just days before the opening round at Snetterton.
The South African sat in the car for the first time on the Thursday before the event, but he got up to speed quickly and claimed a maiden podium in just his second race in the UK. He’s since claimed a first win at Oulton Park and maintained a run of podium finishes at each weekend so far.
The continued success means he’s just 32 points off the championship lead, heading to Donington where the season reaches its halfway point.
“I'm super happy with what I've achieved so far, especially with having no pre-season testing,” Waberski said. “Fortunately with the support from the team, they helped me adapt quickly to the GB4 car.”
Waberski came into the series after finishing as runner-up in the Formula 1600 Championship his homeland, so with slicks and wings experience, he was optimistic of good results, but perhaps later in the season.
“I knew it was definitely possible to get podiums and wins but I didn't expect it to happen so quickly. I had no experience racing here in the UK and haven't driven any of the circuits before the race weekends.”
Last time out at Silverstone wasn’t quite as strong for the team or driver after a couple of issues and being wiped out of the final race, but Waberski still salvaged another podium from the event, which the 16-year-old says demonstrates KMR’s strength in depth.
“Yes it definitely does, the podium in race two definitely showed that we can push through and still put in good results on the bad days. It's a pity for the incident in race three, as I believe we could've been on for another podium.”
Waberski now heads to Donington Park on 28/29 May, and he’s confident of keeping up his run of form on another circuit he’s yet to visit.
“I've spent two days doing simulator work with the guys at iZone Driver Performance, and our aims are to have a clean weekend where we can put everything together and be back in the top three.
“I haven't driven the circuit before, as the team has been repairing the car from the Silverstone incident. I must say thank you to Kevin Mills Racing for all the effort in getting the car ready for Donington.”